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bio website blog.grovehillsoftware.com
location Waltham, MA
age 41
visits member for 4 years, 11 months
seen Oct 14 at 17:26

I'm a developer/consultant in the Boston area with my own software consultancy, Grove Hill Software, LLC. Most of my experience is in the Java world, but I've recently been doing some work with Groovy, Grails, Android, and CouchDB.


Jul
14
comment Keeping files in sync, live on Windows
@Mike I'm not sure if this was the case in 2010, but FreeFileSync now includes an app called RealtimeSync which does essentially what you describe - watching the file system for changes and syncing as they occur.
Jul
14
comment GNU/Linux substitute for the Windows-based TreeComp tool
@atrent That's no longer the case, at least in the Mac version of the app.
Jul
1
awarded  Scholar
Jul
1
accepted How can I rsync a set of subdirectories?
Jun
30
comment How can I rsync a set of subdirectories?
Actually, the Possibility 2 filter expressions are closer than I realized. They were including all of the directories, but not the files within the non-bin dirs. If I add -m, it's almost right. The command rsync -avm --include='**/' --include='**/bin/**' --exclude='*' top_dir/ dest_dir still includes the nested bin dir. Even if I change the second pattern to '*/bin/**' or 'bin/**', it still picks up the nested bin dir.
Jun
30
comment How can I rsync a set of subdirectories?
Possibility 1 worked for me, although I had to change ** to *, since there are nested bin directories I don't want to include - see the updated source tree above. I'm hoping to get possibility 2 to work, since although I have zsh, this will probably get used by others who don't have zsh or a new enough version of bash. Unfortunately, the include/exclude filter expressions you provided seem to match everything, at least with v2.6.9 of rsync.
Jun
30
revised How can I rsync a set of subdirectories?
Add additional bin directory to tree that should be ignored
Jun
30
awarded  Student
Jun
30
revised How can I rsync a set of subdirectories?
Further clarify which are dirs and which are files
Jun
30
comment How can I rsync a set of subdirectories?
Sorry. I hadn't made it clear that there are other directories and files there. I've edited the file tree to clarify that.
Jun
30
revised How can I rsync a set of subdirectories?
Added more files to tree to clarify it's not just src/ and bin/
Jun
30
asked How can I rsync a set of subdirectories?
Jul
31
awarded  Excavator
Jul
31
awarded  Editor
Jul
31
revised GUI zip utility for Mac OS X that supports previewing
update - Zipeg now allows you to view the file hierarchy without extracting
Jul
31
suggested suggested edit on GUI zip utility for Mac OS X that supports previewing
Dec
5
comment Do hard drives lie?
It looks like SpinRite hasn't been updated in a long time. I found a page mentioning limitations with its SATA support (grc.com/sr/kb/sata.htm) and mentioning it might be improved in version 6.1, but that release seems to have never arrived. I sent an email to the creator to find out the current status of the product. I'll add another comment here if I find out anything more.
Dec
5
awarded  Supporter
Dec
2
awarded  Autobiographer